The University of Connecticut invites applications for a full-time position as the Director of Information Technology Services (ITS) (UCP IX) in the School of Law. Under the general direction of the Director of the Law Library, the candidate oversees IT infrastructure, hardware and services, including networks, servers, security, classroom technology, workstations, computer labs, audio/visual recordings, web-based services, help desk and technology training. The Director of ITS advises the Director of the Law Library in areas relating to information technology, ensuring the Law School’s effectiveness in responding to the IT needs of faculty, students, staff and administrators. In collaboration with the Director of the Law Library, this position participates in establishing policy and is accountable for policy implementation, services and operations specific to Information Technology Services at the School of Law. This position participates in the provision of IT service, maintenance and support and serves as a hands-on member of the IT unit as necessary. This position may be required to work evening and weekend hours based on business need.
The ideal candidate possesses management skills in directing and supervising people, projects, resources, vendors, and business partners, with at least five years of experience in a supervisory role; should possess an understanding and working knowledge of the use of information technologies including networking technologies, network security, educational technologies, and web technologies; demonstrated ability to lead and manage change across the organization in a resource-constrained environment; and interpersonal and communication skills necessary to interact with the School’s constituents, as well as University IT professionals and the external community. Incumbent must be able to lead efforts to upgrade our facilities with technologies that enable more effective pursuit of the School’s mission and the technology competency requirements set forth by the American Bar Association.
Please apply online at www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions. Please upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Address correspondence to Jessica de Perio Wittman and include search #2019330 in all correspondence. Screening will begin immediately and the search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Providing strategic and operational direction for designing, planning, implementing and maintaining the information technology resources at the Law School.
Overseeing the hardware, software and cloud technology for the School of Law. This includes network resources, classroom and event technology, stand-alone information technology resources, and web-based resources.
Coordinates all aspects of Information Technology Services unit including hiring, evaluation, training and supervision of staff, allocation of internal flexible labor budgets, management of employees in the UCPEA collective bargaining unit, and student employees.
Manages staff responsible for monitoring and evaluating the performance of hardware in order to ensure that systems are functioning at their maximum potentials, including maintenance and repair plan logs for all computer-related hardware on-campus and maintenance.
Oversees workgroups which install, debug, test, track, monitor hardware and software; analyzes problems and determines the most effective solution to be used in correcting difficulties. Makes recommendations regarding acquisition of new hardware and software which would improve system usability, performance and integrity.
Provides leadership and guidance to staff in the planning, designing, development and installation of technology projects, including team leadership and communication.
Creates opportunities for staff to communicate and collaborate on technology initiatives which will enhance the academic mission and vision of the Law School.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of the Law Library.
Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s degree in computer science, library science, or other related field.
Five to ten years experience in data processing management.
At least five years of experience directing and supervising people, including performance evaluation and progressive discipline.
Experience in project management and interacting with vendors, stakeholders, and other resources in a multi-faceted University environment.
Ability to integrate organizational change with technological development.
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, including the ability to provide technical guidance in support of organizational initiatives.
Ability to translate essential information systems concepts and terms to a diverse group of users.
Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and law school affiliates and guests utilizing IT services.
Ability and experience in user training and user consulting in group and/or individual settings.
Experience in team management, coaching, and mentoring.
Law School employment experience, J.D. from an ABA accredited school, or knowledge of legal research and law-related electronic databases and software.
Professional employment experience in an academic setting.
Employment experience in a professional school.
Experience coordinating website development across multiple levels of an institution.
Experience with multimedia/distance education technologies.
Experience with technology in the classroom, including but not limited to presentation software, course and exam software, as well as recording systems for practical exercises.
Familiarity with network management and server virtualization.
Knowledge of, and experience with, an integrated library system, preferably ALMA.
Internal Number: 2019330
About University of Connecticut School of Law
The UConn School of Law is one of the leading public law schools in the country. It offers a professional education of the highest quality that prepares its graduates for a lifetime of fulfilling service in any career they choose, including the bar, government, business, and education. The school's program emphasizes intellectual discipline and the development of the professional analytic skills required to respond effectively to the challenge of continuing change in the law and in the society it serves. The Law School campus is a few minutes away from the State Capitol, courts and agencies, and the offices of Hartford's law firms and corporations.
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